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"Mr. Webster's Address to the Ladies of Richmond, in the Log Cabin." 7 October 1840.
Digital reproduction of broadside printed on silk.
Courtesy of the Valentine Richmond History Center

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Massachusetts Senator Daniel Webster attended a campaign rally in Richmond during the 1840 presidential contest. At the request of the women of the city, he delivered a speech to the ladies who were taking an active part for the first time in presidential politics. More than one thousand women attended the speech.

Image of Mr. Webster's Address to the Ladies of Richmond